Why does Obama still lead Romney in the polls, despite the dismal state of the economy? Charles Krauthammer says it’s because of the “empathy gap.” People think Obama seems to have more empathy–more feeling for people, a greater ability to identify with others, especially when they are hurting–than Romney does. That, in fact, was a major theme of the Democratic Convention, the high point of which was the speech by Bill Clinton, the maestro of empathy.
So is that any way to choose a president? But isn’t empathy a good quality to have in a ruler?